Reconciliation Australia officially endorses our Reconciliation Action Plan

Ecosure, and sister company Avisure, are proud to announce that our Reflect – Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has been officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. In the spirit of celebrating the recent NAIDOC week - Heal Country!, we feel it is fitting for us to share and celebrate our commitment moving forward. Here’s what Managing Director, Phil Shaw has to say: “Our vision is for all Australians to understand the importance of reconciliation, to unify our society and embrace the diversity of Cultures in this land of many Countries. Reconciliation enables us to demonstrate respect through recognition of History and Culture…

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Minimising the risk to wildlife with fauna friendly fencing

Recently a Little Red Flying-Fox was rescued from a barb wire fence by one of our extraordinary ecologists. In Australia barb wire fencing is very popular to keep in large stock and it is estimated that 10 million kilometres are in existence. Unfortunately, most animals that become entangled die and more than 70 Australian species have been identified as regular or occasional victims of this type of fencing. The highest risk animals are nocturnal, such as bats, gliders, and owls who will usually get caught up on the top one or two strands. A higher probability of entanglements can also…

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Our commitment to reducing carbon emissions

By now we know that carbon emissions are a leading factor in climate change, and Ecosure is committed to reducing our carbon emissions to align with our corporate mission and values. We implement sustainability initiatives, efficient processes and choose carbon neutral alternatives where possible to reduce our carbon footprint and our climate impact to as low as possible. As of 1 July 2021, unavoidable emissions will be offset through the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation, an organisation that focuses on social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits for Traditional Owners and provides opportunities for inter-generational learning and Connection to Country. We calculate and…

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CQUniCares Caring for Country Ecosure Scholarship Program

Ecosure is excited to partner with CQUniversity to create a scholarship program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking an environmental science degree. The scholarship is called ‘CQUniCares Caring for Country Ecosure Scholarship’. As partners, CQUniversity identifies prospective students, and Ecosure works with the University to select the candidate for the scholarship. Once both the student and Ecosure have committed to the relationship, the student can work up to 2 days a week in the local Ecosure office as a paid employee, depending on their University commitments. This will help identify those with early aspirations for careers in science…

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Supporting the important development of a Maldives National Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world’s most comprehensive information source on the extinction risk of species, and as such is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity. In addition to the global Red List, many countries develop their own national Red Lists, in order to identify priority species and habitats, inform environmental impact assessments, and help guide allocation of resources for biodiversity conservation. For example, in Australia the Red List categories and criteria form the basis of the Common Assessment Method (CAM) that is used for species nominations under the 1999 Environment Protection…

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Our companies’ journey towards reconciliation and collaboration

Ecosure and Avisure have received the final piece of artwork that represents both our companies and our journey towards reconciliation. The piece was created by Ray Garrett, a proud Darumbal man (Father’s side) and Wulli Wulli man (Mother’s side). Ray grew up in Rockhampton, Central Queensland on his father’s country along the mighty Tunuba (Fitzroy River). Ray says, “my artwork is a representation of myself and how I view the world, a way for me to relax and have some down time.” The artwork is proudly displayed and admired in our Rockhampton Office on Darumbal Country.  The background of interconnected…

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